When could I possibly be excited about a 6am flight? Only when it’s taking me to sunny Florida for Top Gun! The RC planes that compete there are, in a word, exquisite, but I really look forward to seeing the people. I don’t get to see some of these folks very often, but when I do it’s the best kind of family reunion. […]
Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/
By: Ken Park On July 23rd through August 1st, 2011 Dave and his team will be going to the FAI F3A Precision Aerobatics Championship that will be held at the AMA National Flying Site in Muncie, Indiana. I had a chance to catch up with Dave for a little chat regarding the Canadian team. Dave […]
Some times, things just work out, and this was a lucky day for two different pilots. The mood couldn’t have been more relaxed aboard an executive jet carrying three Incline residents as it began its descent towards Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday afternoon. Mike Chipman was dozing while his wife, Evy, read a book. Steve DiZio […]
By John Reid The Kyosho Phantom EP on a fast flyby. Even the Slimline pilot figure in the cockpit is having a good time! I REALLY ENJOY just about every type of aircraft, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, but […]
Excitement is in the air! Only 2 days till the start of Top Gun 2011! The MAN Crew will be heading down shortly to cover all the scale action and excitement! Looks like fantastic weather too! So come back often to see our live from the field updates!
Maxford USA Neiuport 28 This model of the Nieuport 28 is a semi-scale ARF that combines scale appeal with the ease of transport and flying characteristics which make 40-inch wingspan EP models very popular among many sport/scale RC airplane enthusiasts. It is constructed mainly of laser-cut balsa and light ply, and it is finished with […]
We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will […]
Maxx Products Incorporated (MPI) continues to provide onboard support for every possible receiver, servo, ESC and battery configuration. New to their diverse inventory are four Dean’s high current, coupled connectors capable of increasing ESC connectivity, power and voltage for both 2S and 3S applications. The modules use lug connectors with each plug firmly coupled and […]
I went out to our local flying field a few weeks ago to watch our first ever pattern flying contest. I recognize this guy, pushing the plane It was none other than Andrew Jesky and as always he was all smiles.
So the very last thing to do before I start covering the Mini Fokker D-VII is to install and adjust the wings’ interplane struts. Often referred to as “N” struts because of their shape, these struts give tremendous strength to biplanes. Above: you see the laser-cut struts made from 1/8 inch 5-ply A/C plywood. […]